Jon Jones will face Rashad Evans in his next trip to the Octagon. It's a fight that we were supposed to see at UFC 133 before a hand injury forced Jones out. One of the big things that gets repeated with some degree of regularity about the Jones vs. Evans fight is that Evans troubled Jones in training when they were teammates.
Following Jones' dominant victory over Quinton Jackson, the champion addressed the talk that Evans got the better of him in camp. MMA Nation's Luke Thomas was at the press conference and tweeted out the main quote:
From what I've heard it was more than a single day and just holding Jones down. But pretty much anything you hear from anyone about the whole thing is going to only be partially true. Both men probably had their moments in training against each other. Plenty of stuff happens in training that doesn't actually translate to the real fights.
What I'm most excited about is seeing Jones just go at Evans with a genuinely aggressive shot. This is the kind of thing I can get behind, because it's Jones simply being clear that he thinks he is better than Rashad. It's not over the top, it's not "pro-wrestling nonsense." It's the young mega-talent making it clear that thinks he is better than his rival.
We may be in for a fun ride with these two.